Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

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4.04/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A barrel aged Imperial Stout with roasty malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones, all dancing in an oak bath.

2014 Bottles are 11% ABV
2016 Bottles are 11% ABV

Added by beernut7 on 08-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,107
Reviews:
1,574
Ratings:
6,060
pDev:
12.62%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
392
Gots:
2,011
Trade:
45
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,060 |  Reviews: 1,574
Photo of CollinaTiger
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, rich color and mouth feel. Hints of vanilla, caramel, coffee, whiskey. This double/imperial stout is 11% ABV but the oak aging seems to make it smooth and take away any overwhelming alcohol taste. Good.

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Photo of Jerk_Store
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eastbaysteve
4.67/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of G_Shoe
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steinhauser10
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbundang9
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BKizzles
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Doonzman
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cliffjord
2.9/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dirtyharry2489
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SiepJones
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 13thclam
4.99/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

There are no words. I could not stop. I regret nothing, except not buying more. An incredibly complex stout that hits all the right notes and is exquisitely balanced with smoke, dark chocolate, caramel, cream, and a light alcohol bite. I wish I could write a better review but I'll be honest, the 4 pack disappeared rather quickly that night.

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Photo of chitoryu12
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Deep, opaque, chocolate brown with a minor white head.

Smell: Malt, chocolate, booze-soaked cherries, and basically no hint of hops.

Taste: Dark chocolate and bitter coffee dominate, with that cherry flavor remaining from the nose and a bit of bourbon (probably from the oak cask aging). There's almost no hop bitterness, resembling the bitterness of black coffee more.

Mouthfeel: Full and creamy.

Overall: An excellent beer for any time, and a real way of showing just what a beer is capable of.

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Photo of jdduffie
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RebornStussy
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of michaelbrian
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pleasure
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Explosion72
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerNCue
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz Bottle dated 26 July 2016, poured into a snifter. Moderate pour produced a 1+" khaki head that fades in 3-4 minutes to a ring that lasts. Smells of figs, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and roasted coffee. Tastes of figs and vanilla initially, followed by a warm bit of booze, then coffee. Drinks as well or better than the average 11% ABV Stout. I'm glad this is carried locally now, I will buy it again.

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Photo of BassPro16SL
4.98/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Hop_Swig
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ExtraStout
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours mostly opaque, but when held directly to light, a luminous dark ruby sheen becomes apparent. A good inch of off-white froth welled up to the brim, and receded slowly to a partial skim-coat on the surface. Lacework aplenty. Aromatics are nice blend of caramel, roasted malts, bourbon, and oak. Vanilla follows through with some warming alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Pretty smooth and somewhat lush. The pallet has a great balance of chocolate, caramel, nougat, bourbon, oaky tannins, and vanilla. Nicely melded with not one of the layers overbearing the others. Finishes with a hint of residuals and warming bourbon and vanilla.

Not the biggest, baddest dark beer on the planet, but impeccably balanced and highly drinkable.

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Photo of geobeer402
4.77/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of annajonesing
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 6,060 ratings